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The Modern Treasure Hunt
8:16 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Geocaching: The New Family Adventure

Getting outdoors as a family with something that engages all ages is not too difficult with a hobby called geocaching. Tab O'Neal talks with a couple he met while they were out on their family adventure. 

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Celebrating the Wilderness Act
4:00 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Swimming Pool Art

The Shenandoah National Park made a surprising announcement last week - inviting people to apply for an artist-in-residence program. 

During this - the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act - the park wanted to celebrate its year-round residents and invite artists to record the natural beauty of the place. 

The winner will have two weeks in September, all expenses paid, to live and work in the Shenandoah.
Near Charlottesville, another artistic happening is underway. 

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Readying for Emergencies
4:07 pm
Sun August 31, 2014

September is National Preparedness Month

September 1st  marks the start of Preparedness Month in Virginia. Governor Terry McAuliffe says it’s a time to encourage families, business owners and communities to take steps in readying for emergencies.

He’s calling on Virginians to be mindful of tornado warnings, to sign up for text alerts and weather warnings in their localities, and to create an emergency communications plan.

Safety Resources for Virginians:

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Transportation
10:04 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Search and Rescue Continues in Augusta County

Credit Garrett Beck, Deerfield Va. This photo was taken at Marble Valley Farms.

A search continues for the pilot of a Massachusetts National Guard aircraft that went down Wednesday in a mountainous section of Augusta County this morning. 

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Investigation Continues
9:32 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Decorated Combat Veteran Killed in Augusta Crash

After exhaustive search efforts, the body of the pilot of the F-15 that crashed in Augusta County Wednesday has been located and officials have now released the pilot's identify.

Lt. Col. Morris "Moose"  Fontenot Jr. served with the 104th Fighter Wing as the full-time Wing Inspector General, responsible for the implementation of the Air Force Inspection System and as an F-15 instructor pilot with more than 2,300 flight hours. 

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